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FORTY REASONS I AM A CATHOLIC
Peter Kreeft

"Why am I a Catholic is a good question. A good question deserves a good answer. Here are forty of mine."
Each reason is an independent point, so Kreeft has not organised his book by a succession of chapters or headings.
2018 pb 132pp R243.00




POPE FRANCIS
OUR FATHER
Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer

Offering fresh insight for today’s reader, Pope Francis explores the prayer’s importance in embracing social justice, benevolence and forgiveness. Encouragement and inspiration for all who seek hope and direction in our often tumultuous world!
2018 hc 142pp R200.00




MISSIONARY MARTYRS OF RHODESIA AND ZIMBABWE 1976-1988
Ted Rogers SJ

The story of 30 missionaries who gave their lives for others in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe between 1976 and 1988. For 51 years British-born Ted Rogers SJ lived in Zimbabwe where he served as a priest, teacher and Catholic social activist, especially in relation to AIDS. He was personally acquainted with many of the men and women whose lives and deaths are documented in this book.
2017 pb 213pp R140.00




JESUS APPROACHES
What contemporary women can learn about healing, freedom & joy from the Women of the New Testament
Elizabeth Kelly

Kelly shares vivid stories of New Testament women whose encounters with Jesus freed them to flourish in life. The stories are supplemented with moving accounts from her own life, and from the lives of ordinary women, to demonstrate that sometimes the best way to find healing and wholeness in Christ is, ironically to lead with vulnerability and openness. Ultimately she shows that finding the fullness of life for which we were created begins with bringing our brokenness to the Lord. There are helpful  prayers, reflection suggestions and questions for small group sharing.
2017 pb 180pp R245.00 




SACRED RITUALS FOR EVERY DAY
Anselm Grün

A Benedictine monk connects rituals with the seven days of the week. He has chosen sacred rituals for two weeks, and invites readers to practice these rituals for one week at a time. One can also alternate the rituals or limit him/herself to the seven rituals that most appeal. The rituals will help us to experience each day with its own special quality and to begin it in such a way that it is a blessed day and that we are embraced by God's blessing. The book begins and concludes with a morning and an evening ritual and prayer that can be used each day.
2017 pb 73pp R195.00




ST JOHN OF THE CROSS FOR BEGINNERS
William Meninger, OCSO

Fr Meninger guides the reader through two basic works of inner development: The Ascent of Mount Carmel and The Dark Night of the Soul. He unfolds for modern readers the essence of these classical texts, section by sections and is suitable for anyone wishing to go more deeply into one’s path of spiritual development.
2014 pb 192pp R222.00




WHAT WE SEE IN A CATHOLIC CHURCH
Peter Edwards, Gunvor Edwards and Louise Madden
Illustrated by Gunvor Edwards

Charmingly illustrated, the book enables children to identify and understand the sanctuary lamp, baptismal font, sacred vessels, lectionary, reconciliation room and much more! It also introduces them to the riches of our Church Year. Ideal for parents and catechists engaged with children between 5 - ll years) and includes a 4 page pull-out colouring/activity sheet.
2017 large format colour illus 28pp R112.00



WHEN GOD WAS FLESH AND WILD
Stories in defense of the earth
Bob Haverluck

A dramatic and whimsical storytelling for adults at the service of faith and justice. Artist, storyteller, and theologian Bob Haverluck offers a set of stories - together with provocative cartoons that provide poetic takes on Daniel’s king of bigger and more; Jesus of the wilderness; Easter week, Jesus and the creaturely earth; and prison island John and the musical earth!
2017 pb 91pp R250.00